Excelle Mcfly's rise has been hard but triumphant. Within the past 2 years himself, along with childhood friend "King Art" have managed to take their names from virtually unknown to having listeners in over 78 countries. With their combined creativity using unique sounds and melodic tunes combined with imaginitive lyrics in their production they are writing their names in the conversations of Chicagos elite underground Hip-Hop scene.

Opening up for the likes of C-Dot Honcho, King Louie, Queen Key, El Hitta, and more. Who is Excelle Mcfly? He's a songwriter, actor, live performer and fashion enthusiast.

What makes him unique is his attention to detail in song writing. They way he delivers his message through vivid imagery and story telling is a result of the hard work himself and King Art have been putting in for over 15 years!!! Contsantly pushing himself to the limits daily to bring the best music to listeners.

Excelle Mcfly is a chicago native born in November to his mother Tracey and raised by her and his late Step Father Anthony who spent his career working for CTA( CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY). Excelle is the oldest of 4 boys and had to grow up fast. Hear his story through his music!!!!!

King Art Drops “King Art EP” 

Chicago-based hip-hop producer King just dropped his latest project “King Art EP.” The EP features a string of longtime collaborators and fresh faces including Excelle Mcflyy, Xzyle, Allen Wilder, Shellz, Vinas, Morgan Gold, Caesar Gorgeous and Musa Reems. The project exhibits King Art’s versatility and innate ability to produce different types of beats, while also being able to present it all as one cohesive project. Tracks like “Feel The Love” and “King of The Hill” displays Art’s more energetic and high octane production style. While tracks like “Weight” and “Rollin Through My Ends” show that he knows when to tone it down and create a more mellow, low-key atmosphere.

Coming via Columbia’s student run label AEMMP Records the project shows immense potential. It’s often the case that when a DJ puts out a project it can be all over the place. The best examples are the projects that come from DJ’s who have a “sound”, think Metro Boomin’s Not All Hero’s Wear Capes or DJ Rude One’s ONEderful. When you have a strong sound, you can have a variety of emcees taking different approaches without losing the cohesiveness that an album needs. Because Art is working with mostly emcees that he has worked with a ton before it makes the whole thing easier. The use of acoustic guitar bring the whole thing together. Check it out below.  

King Art has DJ’d all around the Chicagoland area, primarily focusing on parties and events at venues like The Pleasuredome. He most recently performed at SXSW in Austin, TX at the AEMMP Records “A Lil Taste of The Chi” showcase along with other acts such as Ric Wilson, Sedona, Zhariah and many more. 

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A producer that goes by the moniker of King Art is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut on this foggy morning with his brand new self titled EP! King Art is a local creative out of Chicago who I was unfamiliar with people some good people over at Columbia College put me onto this new tape, and let me be the first to tell you that he is all about including artists that deliver straight BARS! King Art cooked up a handful of memorable, hard knocking instrumentals that often had several layers to them, so good that you had to run it back once or twice. Shout out to Excelle, Xzyle, Allen Wilder, Shellz, Vinas, Morgan Gold, Caesar Gorgeous and Musa for helping King Art make this tape a reality. Enough talking about it though, dive into this one below and judge for yourself. ”

Lyrical Lemonade

Excelle Mcfly is an emerging talent that caught my eye with his song “Chimney Chim” which absolutely slaps. A few days ago he dropped a new visual put out by TRRRIPLE and shot by KingART to his track “Never R.I.P Freestyle”. In it Excelle is in the basement studio, a classic setting in the hip hop world – any famous rapper out there has at one point or another spent an unbelievable amount of time in someone’s basement. The video uses gifs that relate to the punch lines in the track, as if you’re texting Excelle Mcfly, appropriate considering his phone is in his hand throughout. The track itself is hot, the beat is high energy and Excelle matches it with a stream-of-consciousness flow delivering punchline after punchline”

Ruby Hornet

Chicago-based producer King Art dropped a self-titled EP back on April 16, and this is definitely a project you won't want to sleep on. King Art pulls you in right away with the first track, "King Of The Hill," which is a straight banger. The instrumental is gritty and uncompromising, and Excelle and Xzyle absolutely murk this beat, putting their lyrical chops on full display. An opener like this really lets you know that King Art meant business when putting together this project.”

Chicago Now